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You all know that fitness is critical for a footballer. This becomes more crucial during the football seasons. Whenever we watch a football player on the fields, we’ll be surprised to witness their skills. Their stamina and ability will be enormous during the game. But, do you think that everything can be earned just in a day? No, they can’t be. Enormous efforts are essential to make these turn true. If you’re just starting out as a footballer, then these expert health tips will be mandatory for you, so read it fully…

From Ronaldo Himself:

Yes, Christiano Ronaldo - the legend has given his health tips for the prospective footballers here. As everyone is aware, he is well-known for his fitness and body. Let’s grab some useful tips directly from him now:

The first tip he gives for footballers is to train the mind in parallel with the body. Just as equal to physical strength, mental power is also critical. This is mandatory for prospective footballers if they want to reach their goals. The next tip he gives is to be disciplined. This would mean that footballers should keep themselves motivated. Also, adhering to the routine is key. He said that he had no room to ease out, which means he was always strict with himself. The third thing was about goals. He asks footballers to set goals for themselves in order to be focused and march toward their goals.

His next tip is to pick a partner to train with. This would motivate you as the competition builds; thus, would aid you in pushing yourself. It’s even better when the selected partner is more or less equal to you in power. This would help to push each other. The fifth tip was given for sleeping behaviors. The legend said that proper sleeping is much needed. This is crucial for getting the maximum out of training. He has also said that he would sleep early and wake up early, particularly during matches. It’s important for the muscles to restore.

Next health tip he gave was about warming up. He has mentioned that proper warm-up sessions would prevent injuries. He also mentioned that he used to perform pitches, stretches, and some cardio as warm-up protocols. He asks the aspirers to also perform something like this for their warm-ups. Another point he reveals is that combination is important in physical training. He suggests mixing up cardio with weight training to assure that the training has reached all parts equally. These will elevate your power and stamina, and simultaneously, keep your training interesting. Sometimes inexperienced footballers try to add steroids to the diet and it appears counter-productive. Ronaldo is against such supplements and advice to use only natural food.

He has added that cardio sessions are critical in building your endurance, and if you want to stay trim, don’t forget this. You are advised to do at least 30 minutes of this and take it from there. Finally, he has quoted to starting exercising wherever you can. May it be the bedroom or elsewhere, try to fit in an activity in all places.

 

How Gambling in Football Impacts Arsenal FC

Sports betting is an activity that can be enjoyed by many, but it can also lead to many financial disasters. Over the years, gambling has had a huge impact on sports enthusiasts and even players on professional teams. Betting in football can lead so some amazing profits, but it can also lead to devastating losses. There was one fan of Arsenal FC that lost his home when he lost a bet that Arsenal would beat Manchester United. There have been other cases where Arsenal matches has some extreme consequences for bettors, such as a victory over Liverpool that resulted in a policeman in South Africa shooting his friend after being teased over the Liverpool loss.

Online Betting

One of the great things about football betting is the offering of online sportsbooks, where punters can place bets on any match or football event, not only in the UK, but from around the world. Many of the leading casino sites that are operating in Britain will also offer a sportsbook, though some are restricted to traditional casino games, such as the newest UK online casino, PlayOJO. Despite the offering of a sportsbook, this site has already gained much recognition and is on its way to being one of the more popular new casino sites to be offered online.

Football Betting Survival Tips

Football betting is quite popular in the UK and while there are many chances to earn money here are just as many chances to lose. Two key tips to any bettor is to avoid betting too much and never chase after losses. This type of sports betting is actually a long-term process, where small wins are accrued so that larger bets can be placed. It is best to follow one league and keep up to date on team news. Football betting has resulted in a massive growth in the global industry and in the UK, football fans have many betting options when they place wagers on their preferred teams. There is the ability to bet on the correct score of a match, the number of goals, penalties, corner kicks, last goal scorer and much more. To be successful with any bet, it is important to understand the odds associated with each bet and also have a complete understanding of the betting process. It is also helpful to have knowledge of the players and the coaching staff with a chosen team.

The global gambling industry is worth billions, and many of these bets come from European football fans that are supporting their home teams, including Arsenal FC. The entire sports betting industry is believed to have a worth of between £435 billion and £625 billion per year.

Coaching Decisions Impact Betting

There are many ways in which a team or its staff can impact football betting trends and one is the acquisition of new talent to the team. In terms of the Arsenal FC, the manager of the team has been reluctant to gamble big at the transfer window, keeping a tight budget on who is signed to the team. Arsenal have gambled in the past and it lead to a great signing of Peter Cech. However, it is not known whether the manager will roll the dice again or play it safe. The big news will come when Jamie Vardy from Leicester City will decide whether to stay input or join Arsenal FC as a striker. This sole acquisition may give Arsenal the edge they need to capture the title. This will also lead to more bets being placed on Arsenal at the sportsbooks since they will have a power player that can carry the team to victory.

First thing you need to know when it comes to betting is that betting is a long-term process. You need to be patient, tenacious and you need to have a self-control if you are to make some money from betting.

You should not consider betting as your daily job, but as a way to win some extra money. In order to be successful in betting you need to have great money management skills. It’s important to practice good bankroll management and you must set a certain amount of money for betting purposes. Never bet more than you can afford to lose!

Two things you mustn’t do is betting too much and chasing losses. As I have already mentioned, betting is a long-term process and you need to build your bankroll slowly. For example, if you have a 1000$ bankroll to bet on sports, your stakes should not be bigger than 50$. Of course, stake size should depend on how sure you are in a certain bet. The single bet is the most common one as the main reason for using it is the amount of the risk – it is much less when you put your money on single bets. Always try to take advantage of promotions and bonuses, but I recommend you to open your accounts with bookies who offer real cash promotions to their clients. You should open as many bookmaker accounts as you can as that should give you an opportunity to take the best odds you can find.

I think that dropping odds could be a very useful information for bettors. In most cases odds are dropping due to injuries, suspensions, but other facts can cause dropping odds as well. Coaches often rest key players for derby matches and, anyhow, when odds are dropping rapidly you know something is going on. Sometimes, though, odds are dropping because punters put a huge amount of money on a specific bet.

When it comes to betting on football, I recommend you to choose one particular league, for example: La Liga. You need to follow closely all news from Spain, all football predictions and you will have to understand goals of each team for the current season. Yet another important thing is to bet on teams who play well at home and, of course, to avoid betting on sides who struggle on the travels.

Team news is probably the most significant thing you need to follow when betting on football as “smaller” clubs struggle without key players in the starting line-up. On the other hand, top-table teams have longer benches and they can find adequate substitutes for their first-team regulars. For example, if Real Madrid ace Karim Benzema misses a match through injury, Alvaro Morata should be capable of making life difficult for opposition defenders.

Form is yet another important fact you need to consider when putting your money on a certain bet. I recommend you to bet on teams who are on winning runs as they are brimming with confidence. Jose Mourinho had a number of top-class players to choose from in the 2015/2016 Premier League season, but they did not play as a team. On the other hand, Chelsea look unstoppable under Italian tactician Antonio Conte.

A great number of football predictions are pointing towards supporting favourites, but you should bear in mind that bookies often offer the lowest possible odds when it comes to backing title-chasing teams. Key to successful betting is in finding value situations. Sometimes, there is a bigger value with betting on underdogs than with betting on favourites. Anyhow, it has to be noted that bookmakers often set odds wrongly and in the said scenario you need to act fast in order to take advantage of the situation

Many bettors wait for the season finale to start placing their bets on football. Relegation-threatened sides put an extra effort in the season finale in order to secure the survival, whereas mid-table teams often do not take games against the relegation strugglers seriously as they have nothing to play for in said matches. For example, Sunderland are one of the teams who always struggle in the first half of the season, but when things get more serious, they somehow find their best form. It is no surprise a number of football predictions are in favour of the Black Cats in the second half of the season.

On the other hand, title-chasing teams who do not take part in European competitions have advantage over their title rivals as their players are in a much better physical condition. When it comes to betting on contenders for the title who participate in European competitions, you need to understand which competition is set as priority by each and every team who is in the race for trophy.

Outright betting is yet another way of betting on sports. Outright bet is a bet placed on the outcome of an entire competition, tournament or league and many punters believe prefer outright betting rather than betting on an individual match. Said bets often have higher returns when compared to regular bets and I will give you several tips which should help you gain money from outright betting.

When it comes to outright betting, you need to check out the fixture list, signings and injury list of a team if you want your bet to be fruitful. If a team sign several top-class players in the transfer window, chances for them to win the title increase immediately. Also, if a team face an easy fixture list in the second half of the season, you should considered putting your money on them to win the trophy. Take a look at the team’s injury list as well as key players could be sorely missed in the remainder of the season.

Anyhow, you should not consider betting as a full-time job, but as a way to win a little extra cash. You need to learn how to be responsible with your bankroll and that is the key to success in betting. I once again advise you not to bet more than you can afford to lose as betting could lead you to disaster if you are not smart enough to know how to handle your bets.

About the Author: Ignacio del Valle Ruiz, a true fan of football, is one of the founders of FootballPredictions.com. He also manages the content team behind the website, twitter and facebook. In his spare time he enjoys winning FIFA games.

 

Betting odds on Arsenal finishing in the top four this season were cut to 4/6 after a thumping 4-0 victory over Swansea at the weekend, but the Gunners are still fifth favourites to make the top four. The bookmakers think Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham and Man City all have a better chance than Arsenal of securing a lucrative Champions League place. It echoes the punditry of Paul Scholes, Owen Hargreaves and Robbie Savage on BT Sport on Saturday as each of them tipped Arsenal to finish outside the top four.

And then on Sunday, Man City were annihilated by Everton, while Liverpool and Man Utd both dropped points in the late game, drawing 1-1, and lo and behold, Arsenal finished the weekend in the top four. When will the pundits, the bookmakers and every other naysayer in the land wake up to the fact that Arsenal always finish in the top four? Arsene Wenger has been manager for two decades now and not once has he failed to do so. Last season Arsenal finished second and before that they finished third. They have not even struggled to make the top four in the last few years, yet these pundits just sit there writing Arsenal off, time and time again. If Wenger can steer Arsenal to the top four with the likes of Nicklas Bendtner, Emmanuel Eboue and Gervinho in the team, he should have no problem doing it now that the stadium has been paid off and he is able to spend serious money on the squad.

Stars like Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are genuine game changers and Arsenal should have no fears of Europa League football. Bookmakers are offering betting odds of 4/6 on Arsenal reaching the top four, and you should bite their hands off for that. To be behind Man City is laughable after the way they capitulated against Everton. Arsenal have had their wobbles this season, but they have scored seven more goals than City and conceded four fewer. City have the worst defensive record in the top seven and their weak backline and lack of tactical nous keeps letting them down. There are also serious question marks over Liverpool’s defence, while a four-point lead over Man Utd has been restored.

Of course, top four is not enough and fans are rightly demanding more than simply to qualify for the Champions League again. Arsenal are eight points behind leaders Chelsea, with 51 points left to play for. Betting odds have Chelsea at 4/6 to win it, while Arsenal are out at 12/1. Tottenham, meanwhile, are as low as 13/2, and it would be a tragedy for Arsenal fans if the Gunners were to finish below Tottenham for the first time since the mid-1990s. Imagine a season without St Totteringham’s Day. It almost happened last season, but Spurs capitulated. This season Arsenal need to kick on and surge ahead of their North London rivals. It won’t be easy as Spurs are the league’s form team at present, but on their day Arsenal can beat anyone, and they have an intriguing run of games ahead.

Arsenal have back to back home games against Burnley, who have recorded just one point on the road all season, and then struggling Watford. Take six points from that and things start getting interesting, particularly as Tottenham play Man City next time out. Then it’s the big game as Arsenal travel to Chelsea. The Blues will be tired from playing Liverpool five days earlier, and Arsenal can capitalise. Play like they did when the teams met at The Emirates earlier this season and we could see a repeat of that 3-0 win. Chelsea are a much tougher nut to crack now that they have gone three at the back and won 14 of their last 15 games, but if Arsenal can do it the title race could be blown wide open by early February and that 12/1 will have shrunk rapidly, so get on it now if you think they can do it. You can also go each way and take a quarter of the odds if they finish second. If Arsenal are to ensure a St Totteringham’s Day this season, they could well have to finish in the top two, and Wenger has never failed to finish ahead of Tottenham, so that looks another interesting bet.

For those of us who are passionate football fans, we all love to show our allegiance to the club, by always wearing a football shirt, jacket or other item of clothing with the beloved crest of our team on display for all to see.

Whether you are wearing the latest piece of kit, or going for a more nostalgic look, football kits are comfortable, look good ( with a few exceptions) and are quick and easy to wash. Unfortunately, however much we love our football kits, our partners may not share our enthusiasm, and even we have to acknowledge that there are some occasions when wearing a football shirt may not be acceptable for the occasion. Here is an infographic on the worst ever football kit designs:

Unless you are a fashion guru, or fancy giving up a entire Saturday with your partner tramping round clothes shops (in my opinion a fate worse than death) shopping for clothing on the internet could be your best option.

Not only will you save time, but you will also potentially save money especially if you can find a site such as Standout, that sells top quality designer clothes at bargain prices. Before you go wild, though, here are some things you need to take into consideration when buying clothing online.

Know Your Size’s

This might sound like a really stupid thing to say, but ordering items, and then having to send them back because you got the sizes wrong is a lot of extra hassle that you don’t need and can be easily avoided. Make sure you know your sizes, don’t just guess.

Be Aware That Colours May Vary

Although computer technology has come on leaps and bounds, when ordering certain colours, how they appear on a computer monitor may vary compared with in real life. This is one of the negative aspects of buying online, and you will need to be a little bit flexible if you want to benefit from shopping online.

Check The Returns Policy

Nobody buys clothing with the intention of returning an item, but it is important that you fuly understand the returns process before committing yourself to a purchase. Will you have to pay to return an item? Do you have to use a certain carrier? Will they collect it from your home address? All of those questions are important to know before you buy.

Research Brand Types And Sizes

While you might expect all clothes to fit the same, the reality is that certain manufacturers clothing will come up small, or large. A little bit of detective work will quickly guide you on this, meaning that you can factor in those details when choosing your sizes. Keep a mental note yourself of how your favourite manufacturers clothing fits you.

Buying designer clothing might not be as fun as buying the latest football shirt, but once you wear it, you will begin to appreciate the extra quality, and much as I hate to admit it, it does look and feel much better.

Hopefully, some of the tips above will help you to get a great deal and impress your partner with your new look.

Bayern Munich and Arsenal are slowly becoming a nice little couple as the years goes past. They seemed to be constantly meeting each other and 90% of the time Bayern are becoming the dominant part of the pair. Yet, for the first time in a while, this season Arsenal managed to top their group making them avoid the big guns and playing a ‘weaker’ team in the latter part of the competition. But the Champions league just doesn’t give Arsenal a break does it, because despite finishing top , they only ended up getting Bayern Munich in the first knock out stages. Regarded as one of the best teams in the world, Munich have knocked out Arsenal on 3 occasions , so it’s going to prove to be a hard test for Wenger’s men. That said, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself- as the first leg is going to be played in Munich there will be a number of ways to enjoy yourself whilst watching this infamous match-up. Before you do head to Munich, make sure prepare and book your airport parking in due course so you can avoid any delays and take advantage of those cheap airport parking prices.

Now that you have the parking sorted, let’s look at a few ways you can watch Munich/Arsenal game

Going to the game

If you’re lucky enough and have the money to do so, I highly suggest you go out and watch the game at Munich’s stadium. Away games are usually the most entertaining fixtures and the German Football fans are so passionate it will make for an intense but atmospheric affair.

Watching it a Fan orientated Bars

Usually, for any club, there will be fan orientated pubs/bars also known as the ‘team’s pub’. For example Arsenals associated pub is the Tollington Arms. On match days, the atmosphere here is crazy, it’s always packed out and 9 times out of 10 you’ll be surrounded by a platoon of arsenal fans. If you’ve never been, than this is something you’ll need to experience.

Beer Gardens

In the early spring, Bavaria’s ‘liquid food’ is served in these hip beer gardens; the breweries market their craft beers such as Salvator, Maximator or Triumphator. So no matter what you drink, whether you’re an ale drinker, light beer drinker or you prefer a wheat beer, these beer gardens will fulfil your needs. What better than to sit on a wooden bench beneath the chestnut trees, sipping a MaB of beer whilst eating pork sausages or grilled fish watching this intense and highly competitive football match? In addition to this, Henry the Lion transformed Marienplatz into the centre of Munich and remains the central hub of the city. This is where the New town hall stands and is where the major public transit lines meet, the locals and visitors alike are able to stroll past street entertainers and dine at exquisite restaurants or café patios lining the square. It’s the heart of the city and a pedestrian zone for all visitors and locals. The square begins at the western end of the square and leads off from the north offering a host of attractions to keep you entertained while you support the Reds in their Champions League first leg.

 

Mascots are a huge part of American sports, and when it comes to choosing the best mascot moments, the majority of the teams’ mascots listed are generally from American sports teams. This culture of mascots is an important part of the show in all American sports, and are a huge part of the affiliation of the team. They help to promote the sports teams, but in England, mascots aren’t deemed to be as important. While there are a number of football teams in England who do have mascots that visit schools and support the team from the side-lines, generally the mascots are almost ignored, with teams being recognised by the colour of their shirts and the badges rather than by their mascots. Here, we’re discussing the different mascots that you can find in English football and what impact they have on the game, as well as why they’re not as big as in America.

Kid Mascots

One of the biggest traditions in football is where the children walk out with the players, rather than a big cuddly teddy bear on the side-line. This has not always been the case, and one of the earliest occasions where children mascots were use was in the 1999 FA Cup final where two boys walked out with Manchester United and Newcastle, but it wasn’t until around the time of the 2000 European Championships where a full squad of children walked out with the team. One of the reasons why children as mascots may have come about was through FIFA’s partnership with UNICEF and the ‘Say Yes For Children’ campaign. This campaign was created to try and improve and protect the lives of children, while showing football making a difference for them. The children mascots could ultimately have been a visible way to promote the campaign. Now, a squadron of children are paraded onto the pitch for every top men’s European league match, Champions league match and senior level international match, and it appears that this tradition has continued, rather than using the more Americanised style of cuddly mascots that can be found in a huge range of sports.

The Mascots In Football

If you look hard enough, you may find a number of mascots in lower league football, but some of these have been dubbed as scary. However, it isn’t just lower league clubs that do have mascots, with the Gunnersaurus Rex for Arsenal who has had a reputable success at the club. Gunnersaurus is a dinosaur mascot who has been around since 1994, and regularly been driven around in open top cars and shaking John Terry’s hand pre-match. There are a number of Premier League clubs that do have mascots, and these are generally found in the news for winding up the managers of opposition teams. However, the mascots don’t seem to have as much of an influence as many American Football, baseball and basketball mascots. This may be down to many of the American teams having nicknames, making the process of their creation even easier.

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